Technical Analyst Graduate Programme Reigate

Willis Towers Watson
London (Greater)
25 Nov 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

The technical support team is part of the largest team within Retirement, Defined Benefit Consulting, which provides advice on running many of the largest UK Defined Benefit (or Final Salary) pension schemes.

By joining Willis Towers Watson you will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest pension schemes in the United Kingdom. We tackle complex challenges on a day to day basis, making a real difference for many employees and pensioners in a highly dynamic working environment. Often our client and project work has a very high public profile, meaning the work we do in the office could be the news the next day.

Our success is due in no small part to the time and resources we dedicate to recruiting and developing the best staff, which in turn allows us to maintain the exceptionally high standards expected by our client base as well as our position as an industry leader both in terms of service delivery and thought leadership.

The Role

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year ***

Closing Date: 31st January 2018

Location: Reigate

Salary: Competitive

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA on a permanent basis without sponsorship

The Technical Analyst is a non-client facing role where you will work as part of a team on a wide variety of complex projects serving as a key resource for the consulting teams. Duties will include:

  • Pension Scheme valuation
  • Calculating and valuing the benefits of individual members
  • Complex data manipulation
  • Pension Scheme accounting disclosures
  • Monthly client billing
  • Cross-departmental projects

Full training will be provided to develop the necessary technical and software skills required to succeed in the role. This involves on–the-job training, as well as twelve extensive core training modules over the first two years.

What Will I Be Doing Day to Day?

As a Technical Analyst you will work as part of an established team, involved in a diverse and often highly technical range of work which is critical to the success of our business.

You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of consultants and analysts across a number of teams of varying sizes.

Our extensive client base allows us to get involved in numerous projects. One day you could be calculating actuarial values for individuals, the next you could be drafting accounting disclosures for a FTSE 100 Company. As a result we are looking for analysts who are flexible, have good communication skills, are able to plan work effectively and can solve challenging problems.

Career Path and Study Support

Over the first two years, you will learn the basics. The skills you learn on the job will be supplemented by an extensive two-year graduate training programme. This involves twelve extensive core training modules that will develop your technical knowledge as well as softer skills such as business writing and project management. Thereafter you will typically receive two training courses a year in the next four or five years together with an extensive range of continued professional development opportunities and training as required after this.

Graduate Technical Analysts have the option to study for exams to qualify as a Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) – an international qualification offered by CAA Global. However, there is no requirement to take any exams, and associates can stop studying at any time.

Our study support package includes:

  • Membership fees
  • Study materials for each exam
  • Cost of sitting exams (and a re-sit if required)
  • 8 study days per subject (6 for final exam)
  • Study mentor
  • Salary increase for each exam passed (in addition to increases that may be awarded as part of your annual salary review)
The Requirements

2:2 Numerate Degree OR non-numerate Degree and 120 UCAS points (across 3 'A' levels or equivalent) including Maths at grade A or B.

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2018.